Gary S. Miller

Gary Miller, age 64, of Alexandria, died on Sunday, April 11, 2021.  Memorial service will be held on Friday, April 16, 2021, 10:30 a.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home with visitation from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home.  The service will be live streamed for those unable to attend.  CDC guidelines of wearing masks and social distancing will be followed. 

I have just been informed that the Alexandria Eagles Aerie #3063 will also live stream the memorial for those whom can’t gain entry to Anderson Funeral Home.

View more information here.

Vance Peters

Vance’s story is not measured by the time he spent on Earth, but rather the way in which he lived his life. He was a man that was full of life and he loved spending time with his family and friends. Vance was a genuine, loyal, and compassionate man that left a lasting and meaningful impression on the people he met. His laugh and smile were as big as his heart, and he had a way of warming the room with his magnetic personality that made everyone feel welcome no matter who they were. 

Vance enjoyed living the adventures of his life with his wife Sherry, children, and grandchildren. Some of his favorite things to do included cooking with Sherry ( but we all know Grandmas was always better), camping, traveling and exploring, participating in Eagles events, and watching Vikings games which may have included one too many Ziggy Zoggys.

Vance held many titles throughout his lifetime in his career, the eagles, and his family, all of which he held with the greatest pride and honor. From supervisor positions at work to Past State President at the Eagles, the titles of loving husband, father, and PAPA were his proudest. He was a brilliant man who loved learning and a wonderful example. In everything he did, he believed in people helping people and his life was an example of that. He would always give without expecting anything in return.

Vance was inspiring, and was extremely liked by all who had the honor and the privilege of getting to know him. He treasured every memory made, he used everyday to teach those who would listen and learn something new whenever he had the chance. Vance truly had a heart of gold. His free spirited nature and generosity was a treasure we will all hold very dear to our hearts. 

Until we meet again.

DAY-OOO!

Vance is survived by his wife Sherry Peters; daughter Chelsey (Lief) and Nancy (Brian), son Jeremy (Renae); 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren, Coltyn, Brynley, Oaklee; sisters Sue (Scott) and Rena; brother, Scott and many uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces.

Preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Fern Peters; grandson, Jaden and mother-in-law, Nancy Preston.

Obituary for Vance Peters

North Central Regional Conference 2020

**UPDATE** The official program is now available to view. The North Central Regional Conference will be held September 18 – 20, 2020 in Valley City, North Dakota #2192. We welcome all to join us for a weekend of learning and fraternalism. For the full agenda, please click on the file below.

GWPE Dave Smith’s Visit

Grand Worthy President Elect Dave Smith will be visiting Minnesota in August. Here is the itinerary while in town and a helpful information sheet.

He will be visiting August 18th – 23rd, 2020. Aeries of visitation include Crookston, Brainerd, New Brighton, and Faribault. Our Minnesota contacts during his visit are WSP Randy Beggs and Incoming NCRP John Batchelder.

Marlene Porter

Marlene D. Porter, age 81, of Raymond, passed away Thursday morning, June 18, at Bethesda Grand in Willmar.

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.  Memorials to honor Marlene’s life may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar.  http://www.petersonbrothers.com

Marlene Dorothy Porter was born on November 3, 1938, in Renville, Minnesota, the daughter of Martin and Eleanora (Hermerding) Tepfer.  She grew up in the Renville and Willmar communities and graduated from Willmar High School in 1956.  On October 11, 1958, Marlene was united in marriage to Vernon Dell Porter.  They made their home in Willmar before moving to New London in 1972 and to Raymond in 1993.  Marlene worked as a secretary at Glen Oaks, Iverson Engineering, Peterson Bus Company and the Willmar School District.  She and Vern also managed the city campground in Sauk Centre for many years.  Marlene was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and was active with the F.O.E. Auxiliary, serving as a past MN State Madam President.  Her hobbies included camping, fishing and crafts.  Since 2010, Marlene has resided at Bethesda Grand Nursing Home in Willmar.

She is survived by her husband, Vernon of Willmar; three children, Glen (and Becky) Porter of Andover, Vicki (and Rob) Smith of Willmar and Gary Porter of New London; and three grandchildren, Jared, Jacob and Shania Porter; besides other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Dell in 1979; two sisters, Eleanore and Ruth; and one brother, Dale.

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